I posted this in response to a thread by Nojw86 on H2O and thought I'd see what people here thought about it...
What if the witnesses did something useful for a change?
Just think what they could accomplish, if all the effort spent writing about antitypical fulfilments of obscure psalms was spent writing magazines to educate people about, say, health and sanitation.
If, instead of full-color books on dubious details of Daniel's prophecies, they printed full-color textbooks on real history, science, literature, mathematics, etc., for distribution to areas where books aren't so easy to come by.
If the hordes of witnesses who descend upon suburbia every Saturday morning between 9 am and donut break were instead sent to volunteer in soup kitchens and old folks homes and after-school programs for inner city kids and beach cleanups.
If the expertise used for quick build kingdom halls was put to work building decent homes for people (along the lines of Habitat for Humanity) who needed them. And on, and on.
The witnesses spend over a billion hours each year on bringing false hopes to peoples doors. What if they were to spend that time on bringing real hope instead? I bet there'd be a lot less depressed witnesses on Prozac, for one.
-Tergiversator, of the Hope Springs Eternal class